Madison in May 5K & 10K Recap

It’s been a slow month so far with competitive races. This past weekend I ran a 5K and 10.2K back to back in Madison. It always sounds like a good idea to run back to back races at the time of registration. When race day actually arrives, it doesn’t sound like the best idea. I started the 5K off pretty slow but pushed through the first mile. The past few weeks my legs have been hurting when I run. It feels like there are needles poking at them and they also cramp up during my Yoga classes. I know it’s because I don’t drink enough water. I have never been a big water drinker but lately I have realized I desperately need to drink more then I do. Therefore, I have been forcing down water at work and at night. I finished the 5K in 33:19 and was 6th in my age group. I had about 20 minutes to get ready for the 10.2K and I was not feeling it. I was exhausted after running just the 5K. The 10.2K went as I expected, I managed to keep a good pace on the first mile but after that I gave out. I walked a good majority of the 10K but Madison has some pretty views so it was a nice stroll. They were calling for rain that morning but after the 5K, the sky was looking clear and the sun was trying to peak through. At mile 4 our awesome Georgia weather decided it was going to rain on me for the next two miles. What is better then a Georgia rain shower on a hot day? I don’t mind getting wet, I actually like it to rain on those warm summer mornings that we run. Maybe it will rain on the morning of the half marathon I have in June. Would be a great way to cool off for 13.1 miles! I finished the 10.2K in 1:20. Not my best 10K time but I will take it. I was just glad to finish and get something to eat. After those 9 miles I was starving.

It may be a slow month for competitive races but it is far from slow during the week. We run four times a week, go to Yoga twice a week and through all that we work on arm strengthening and leg strengthening exercises. We have the Hotlanta half coming up in June so we are working on a half marathon training plan. I am also working on a new project so stay tuned for my surprise announcement coming in December. I know that is forever away but it will be worth the wait! We also have pretty cool races coming up such as the Spartan Super. We also have our eyes set on the St. Jude Memphis half marathon and more! The one event we are all looking forward to and currently planning is our Disney trip next February. We will be running the Disney Princess half marathon and 5K. I may already have my outfits designed and planned out, just saying! Super excited about it!

This weekend I am running a 5K in Monroe and I will be taking the next weekend off. I will be in Daytona for one of those country music festivals that I like so much!

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